Lead Data Engineer

Salary Competitive
Discipline Data

Are you looking to shape a new team, work with the latest technologies in data, and solve complex problems? We are looking for a Lead Data Engineer to help bring data to the heart of N Brown. You will be part of Group Data and will focus on exploring solutions to maintain, improve, and scale our use of data.

What will you do as an Lead Data Engineer at N Brown?

  • Lead a team of engineers to create, maintain, and extend our analytics platform.
  • Take ownership of the data processing technical domain, including implementing frameworks that will allow N Brown to scale their data processing. You will work with Architecture to ensure we are delivering the very best technologies that deliver value for our business.
  • You will drive the adoption of strong CICD practises to reduce risks to deployments.
  • Coach your team in best practice and coding standards. Work with the wider Data Engineering and Group Data team to share ways of working.
  • Develop your team’s capabilities in software development to better enable them to support the analytics platform. Champion test-driven quality first engineering practises.
  • Working with governance you will drive solutions that are scalable and robust and ensure we deliver quality data for our customers.
  • You will collaborate across squads, and teams driving the adoption of best practice as part of your role, whilst maintaining delivery and outcome focus.
  • You will be working in an agile operating model with cross-functional teams.
  • Work with our stakeholders whilst delivering the new Financial Services Effectively manage the Analytics Platform, ensuring the platform is reliable, scalable, and secure. You will take a proactive approach to monitoring.

What skills and experience will you have?

  • A strong communicator, able to bring complex technical concepts to life for business stakeholders and equally convey business needs effectively to technical audiences.
  • Experience delivering large-scale transformation projects with focus on defining end-to-end data architecture.
  • An experienced engineer with a deep interest in how data architectures can improve experiences and drive better business decision making.
  • Automating delivery of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via Terraform.
  • Deep understanding of CI/CD pipeline
  • Experience working with the Cloud Platforms is essential, it is not essential for this to be GCP but that would be beneficial.
  • Curiosity to experiment and improve, whilst staying aligned on outcomes.
  • Understanding of Agile in principles and practices and tools like Jira and Confluence.

What technical skills you will have

  • Experience with general Cloud products (Cloyd SQL, BigQuery, RedShift, Snowflake, Apache Beam, Spark) or similar products.
  • Experience with open-source data-stack tools such as Airflow, Airbyte, DBT, Kafka etc.
  • Awareness of data visualisation tools such as PowerBI, Tableau and/or Looker
  • Knowledge of Teradata, Mainframe and/or Google Analytics is beneficial.
  • Appreciation of data governance, data management, analytics, science, and visualisation workflows and data needs
  • Appreciation of the modern cloud data stack, headless BI, analytics engineering, data meshes and lake-houses

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1 day every week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.